Implications of the Japan–United States mini-trade agreement The impact of the US-Japan mini-trade deal is likely to be minuscule. Sybrand Brekelmans and Uri Dadush review the possible effects and the systemic implications The EU-Mercosur FTA: prospects and risks The deal is worth fighting for, according to Michael Baltensperger and Uri Dadush, and the agreement could be as significant for the globe’s climate as it is for the global economy The ‘new’ economics of trade agreements Tariffs have been reduced in the post-war period. Gene Grossman, Phillip McCalman and Robert Staiger analyse the increase in non-tariff barriers and the affect on global trade Does attaching green issues to trade agreements boost trade liberalisation? Boram Lee analyses MEPs environmental positions and finds that FTAs may have difficulty in being ratified Xi and Trump miss a chance to expand markets The conclusion of the China-US trade negotiations has been postponed. Jeffrey Frankel argues that the US-Japan agreement three decades ago serves as a template Free trade between the EU and US: a match made in heaven The EU and US have recently expressed a desire to aim for zero tariffs and non-tariff measures between them. Hylke Vandenbussche, William Connell and Wouter Simons estimate the gains from such a deal EPAs: good for Africa? William Gumede asks if the European Union’s Economic Partnership Agreements with Africa are undermining or promoting Africa’s development? USTR Lighthizer introduces the Trump trade doctrine Shanker Singham looks at President Trump’s trade policy, and what the Administration means by ‘free and fair’ trade Post-Brexit trade and development policy Richard Baldwin, Paul Collier and Anthony Venables suggest that the time is ripe for the UK to embrace a new trade and development agenda to demonstrate a country ready to play a key role on the world stage CETA: ratification fears and implementation challenges There seems to be enough political support for the agreement on both sides of the Atlantic for CETA to come into force on a provisional basis sometime in 2017, says Patrick Leblond What consequences would a post-Brexit China-UK trade deal have for the EU? Alicia García-Herrero and Jianwei Xu find that a UK-China FTA will be neither easy nor clearly advantageous for the UK The rise of sustainable FDI: emerging trends in the SADC region Growing FDI inflows into Africa has led to countries re-examining their FDI policies to align them with the international trend toward sustainable FDI, Chelsea Markowitz and Azwimpheleli write Trade matters for jobs and growth The International Chamber of Commerce would like to hear more talk about why trade matters; how the gains from trade are realized; and about how concerns about trade’s disruptions can best be handled EU-China FTA: why do we need it? How should it look like? What will it bring? The economic potential in bilateral trade could be significant, Federica Mustilli, Mattia Di Salvo and Wenian Hu find Pyramid vs. oceanic circles. Facilitating sub-regional trade for sustainable development Bipul Chatterjee and Susan Mathew deliberate on why South Asia needs to adopt an oceanic circle model vis-à-vis pyramid model for facilitating trade Japan’s new international role Fraser Cameron considers the reasons for Japan’s more active global role and assesses the implications for EU-Japan relations Corruption-free trade – an important agenda for new generation trade agreements Susan Côté-Freeman and Dieter Zinnbauer say there is no excuse for not taking action to ensure that corruption and lack of transparency do not undermine trade governance The Nairobi WTO Ministerial Conference and post-Nairobi developments Bipul Chatterjee and Smriti Bahety discuss the implications of the decisions taken at Nairobi and the road ahead for the multilateral trading system Trade negotiations in an era of deep integration Patricia Goff looks at the evolving role of provinces and territories in trade negotiations AGOA and the future of US–Africa trade relations Cyril Prinsloo argues that while AGOA has been a boon to many African economies, as the deadline nears South Africa and other countries in SSA should seriously consider their relationship with the US The rhetoric and reality of the Trilateral and Bilateral Summits: cautious optimism The recent trilateral and bilateral meetings provides an insight into the region's future trade, security and political relations, Stephen Nagy finds TPP: implications for India Geethanjali Nataraj and Pravakar Sahoo examine the likely implications of the TPP on India and set out a roadmap for India to prepare itself Africa’s uncompetitive trade deals The trade agreements that African countries enter into are in many cases undermining their development, rather than boosting it, William Gumede argues The geopolitics of the TPP: reconfiguring regional architecture in East Asia Stephen Nagy argues that the TPP reconfigures regional architecture in East Asia away from a China-centred economic framework to one that will attenuate Chinese economic domination by the bifurcation ASEAN into TPP members and non-members Economic partnership as diplomacy in East Asia Economic liberalisation and integration initiatives are the most important foreign policy strategies in East Asia, Steven CM Wong states Mega regional trade agreements and the Indian economy Bipul Chatterjee and Kyle Cote assess the potential impact of the three mega RTAs on the Indian economy, with particular focus on the TPP and TTIP China in Africa Deepanshu Mohan and P Samuel Goweh analyse the regional trade patterns of ECOWAS and EAC with the Asian dragon Rethinking risk in an integrated Africa Christopher Wood looks at the impact of major new regional integration efforts on the continent India’s new foreign trade policy: setting its own house in order The new FTP reveals a more calculated, and perhaps long overdue, approach, Bipul Chatterjee and Chenai Mukumba argue The Maritime Silk Road – an EU perspective Fraser Cameron writes that the MSR will have a major impact on global trade and international relations, especially EU-China relations The Tripartite: what to expect from Africa’s grand free trade area Matthias Bauer and Andreas Freytag say that it is essential for African leaders to push for more inter-African integration if African economies want to become less dependent from the rest of the world Modifying China-South Africa trade South Africa is struggling to cobble together a coherent long-term trade strategy to deal with China, William Gumede writes Regulatory cooperation in TTIP An important part of the TTIP will be dedicated to the removal of non-tariff barriers, Jan Teresiński writes Creating a grand Africa-wide free trade area: overcoming challenges, taking opportunities William Gumede examines ambitious plans to create an Africa-wide free trade area Towards a new global economic order – what does TTIP mean? The successful conclusion of TTIP negotiations would be regarded as a benchmark for future free trade agreements, Henning Vöpel and Jörn Quitzau find North America in the world of trade Working with Canada and Mexico, America’s capacity for innovation could be harnessed to develop solutions for shared economic, environmental, and resource-based challenges, Kent Hughes asserts India-EU FTA: problems and future prospects Geethanjali Nataraj writes that once India’s new foreign trade policy is announced the FTA talks can resume TTIP and the digital economy Erik van der Marel and Matthias Bauer contend that the TTIP could be used as a good starting point for the new global digital economy Why true free traders should push for a TTIP without investment protection Sebastian Dullien says free traders should aim for a limited TTIP with all tariffs removed and some harmonisation of standards, leaving open the potential for more in the future Cents and sensibility: disputing the TTIP Hussein Haeri and David Walker write about investment protection and ISDS in the TTIP A tale of two worlds Julio Saavedra examines Latin America’s competing trade blocs and finds that the Andes mountains not only mark a mighty geographic division, but an economic policy one as well. You would do well to go west WCO Data Model: the bridgehead to connectivity in international trade The WCO is promoting the use of its Data Model, a collection of international standards on data and information required not only by Customs, but also by government agencies, in relation to the regulation of cross-border trade, Satya Prasad Sahu and Laure Tempier write Just the (T)TIP of the iceberg? Jo Leinen investigates the nature of the TTIP, which is more an all-encompassing regulatory agreement, rather than a classical trade deal The possible merits of TTIP A sober look at the possible merits of TTIP is needed, Jacques Pelkmans writes ICC hails Bali agreement as welcome news for the world economy The ICC reckons the historic agreement will restore confidence in the multilateral trading system and generate a stimulus of $US1 trillion to the world economy World’s biggest trade deal on track to be completed The benefits of completing the TTIP are enormous, and it’s essential that politicians and the business community do all they can to back it, argues Andrew Cahn The TTIP agreement: a global win-win solution? Camilla Jensen says that for EU firms the most interesting aspect is the potential for more cross-Atlantic investment TTIP has great potential but there are no guarantees Raoul Ruparel thinks that it is important to tread carefully when championing the potential benefits of what could become a crucial policy Why does Brazil want to lead the WTO? The Brazilian leadership coincides with a clear decline of the WTO in the past five years, Susanne Gratius writes Open trade and growth for all Among the many negotiation frameworks that aim to facilitate open trade, the work of the OECD is critical, argues Phil O'Reilly Preferential trade agreements - a path to revitalise multilateralism Jürgen Thumann sees the multilateral route via WTO trade rounds as the best option for trade liberalisation ‘The cheapest stimulus package you can imagine’ – the EU’s ambitious trade agenda Over the next ten to 15 years, 90% of world demand will be generated outside Europe and it is a key priority for the EU to tap into this growth potential by opening up market opportunities for European businesses. Karel De Gucht outlines the EU's ambitious trade agenda The Bali deal impasse prognosis Suparna Karmakar writes that the lack of strategic thinking worldwide may have grave consequences for 
the future of the global trade governance system